This project has created a tool that disseminates analysed and usable spatio-temporal health information to health professionals, regardless of their spatial information background.
The tool is HealthTracks and it identifies populations at disease risk and gaps in health service delivery. Furthermore, the resulting visualised information helps communicate these gaps and risks to local program leaders and decision makers to aid speed and accuracy.
The challenge is to create a dynamic tool which ensures patient privacy, while providing as much detailed health data as possible to the end-user about localised health needs.
Demonstrations of the latest version of HealthTracks have continued to interested parties including the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries and the Swedish Future Position X.
User workshops held with the WA Department of Health have identified usability improvements and changes to the recent HealthTracks development.
To manage the ongoing development and implementation of HealthTracks the project is engaging further software development and project management expertise.
APSEA WINNER 2010
The Department of Health WA, Spatial Vision, Landgate, Curtin and the CRC for Spatial Information were awarded the 'Spatially Enabled Government Industry Award' in the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) 2010.
Ms Narelle Mullan
Program Manager P4.4, Project Leader P4.41